MWG Awarded SEAoA 2020 Excellence in Structural Engineering Award for U of A Skaggs Building Additions and Renovation

Martin, White & Griffis was recently awarded the 2020 Excellence in Structural Engineering Award for our design work done for the Skaggs Building Addition and Renovation at the University of Arizona’s College of Pharmacy. The Skaggs project included a 10,800 square‐foot renovation of existing classroom labs and administrative space in the Health Sciences area of campus, and a 2‐story, 20,500 square foot laboratory addition built around and above the existing component. The project creatively addressed numerous design challenges, including vibration concerns for upper level labs, an underground tie‐in from an adjacent building, and avoiding the addition of lateral loads to the existing building. All of this was achieved with a construction sequence that allowed full operation of the existing structure throughout. Congratulations to the MWG team for a great design!

Structural Engineer: Martin, White & Griffis Structural Engineers

Architect: GLHN Architects/Shepley Bullfick

Contractor: DPR